Slowly I Turn


Slowly I Turn – A Parlour Vaudeville in One Act

A love letter to theatre and family, Slowly I Turn alternates between contemporary conversation and vintage vaudeville sketches and songs. Starring Zuppa co-founder Ben Stone and his real-life father, much admired school teacher John Stone, Slowly I Turn was nominated for six Robert Merritt Awards and won two: Outstanding Production and Outstanding Set Design (Leesa Hamilton).


Chester Playhouse – Friday September 16 at 7:30 pm

King’s Theatre Annapolis Royal – Saturday September 17 at 7:30 pm

The Astor Theatre in Liverpool – Sunday September 18 at 7:30 pm

The Music Room in Halifax – Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25 at 7:30 pm


Sponsored and Supported by:
The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax

Praise for Slowly I Turn:

“Tender, thought-provoking and unforgettable, Slowly I Turn … features Zuppa’s hallmark innovative staging in unusual spaces.”
“Slowly I Turn… is homey and homemade in design, but ultimately sophisticated and artful in its universal themes of love and family and death.”
– Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald

“You’ll be both moved and entertained by this homey, charming and deceptively simple production.”
– Kate Watson, The Coast


Creation Team:

Slowly I Turn: A Parlour Vaudeville in One Act was conceived by Ben Stone

Director – Graham Percy
The Son – Ben Stone
The Father – John Stone
The Nurse – Jess Lewis

Costume Design – Leesa Hamilton

Original Set Design – Leesa Hamilton

Touring Set Design – Jess Lewis

Lighting Design – Jess Lewis


Upcoming productions of Slowly I Turn:

Nova Scotia Fall Tour, 2016

  • Chester Playhouse, Chester NS, September 16, 2016
  • King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal NS, September 17, 2016
  • The Astor Theatre, Liverpool NS, September 18, 2016
  • The Music Room, Halifax NS, September 22 – 25, 2016

Past Productions: 

March 13-31st, 6267 Duncan St, Halifax NS